Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Need Help!, songwriting
shredmaster1393
post Feb 24 2010, 06:58 AM
Post #1


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 115
Joined: 2-June 09
From: Los Angeles, CA
Member No.: 7.232



hey GMC, i need some help with songwriting. i am trying to find the right chords to fit together but nothing seems to work right now!!! what things can i do to learn more about chords and how they could fit with other chords. THanks.!!!! smile.gif


--------------------
its not what you take with you, but what you leave behind that defines greatness
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[font="Impact"


[size="5"][/size]
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
jafomatic
post Feb 24 2010, 07:09 AM
Post #2


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.049
Joined: 6-May 09
From: Austin, TX
Member No.: 7.145



really all you need to know is in the theory grimoire and specifically the segments about the harmonization of chords from the degrees of a scale.

Once you learn that rule, you're free to break it. Ultimately, what sounds good to YOU is what you should write down.


--------------------
::jafomatic


http://jafomatic.net/tunes/ <-- Here lies the master collection of my collaboration and other improvisation recordings.

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
zen
post Feb 24 2010, 09:42 AM
Post #3


Learning Tone Seeker
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.114
Joined: 26-January 08
From: Melbourne, Australia
Member No.: 3.995



QUOTE (jafomatic @ Feb 24 2010, 05:09 PM) *
Once you learn that rule, you're free to break it.


Gold smile.gif


--------------------
"If the need is deep, you WILL find a way , if it isn't, you'll find some excuse"

Check out my Student Instructor Lesson on Metal Riffing HERE

Visit My Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Damir Puh
post Feb 24 2010, 10:54 AM
Post #4


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 144
Joined: 12-January 10
From: Tetovo/Skopje - Macedonia
Member No.: 9.129



Learning how to harmonize a scale is the basic thing to learn, then dig into chord substitutions and modulation. Voice leading and pitch axis theory is worth taking a look at too. smile.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Adrian Figallo
post Feb 24 2010, 03:04 PM
Post #5


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 3.466
Joined: 24-October 09
From: lima peru
Member No.: 7.730



maybe this is too basic, but for me the thing is to have a melody first, whatever you wanna sing or play in a lead instrument, and once you have it or have a basic version of it, start singing it and play chords backing that melody, that works great for me, but yeah.. you gotta know how to play some chords first.


--------------------


Check my Instructor Profile Rockers!
Got a Blog too!, www.adriantracks.com


Follow me on facebook and youtube!
-Facebook
-Youtube




Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ivan Milenkovic
post Feb 25 2010, 12:44 AM
Post #6


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 25.396
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.341



Check out my songwriting lesson here on GMC, just type songwriting into search.


--------------------
- Ivan's Video Chat Lesson Notes HERE
- Check out my GMC Profile and Lessons
- (Please subscribe to my) YouTube Official Channel
- Let's be connected through ! Facebook! :)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Daniel Realpe
post Mar 7 2010, 06:24 PM
Post #7


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 5.655
Joined: 11-October 09
From: Bogota
Member No.: 7.694



learn the basic theory behind triads and chords...and also visualize all the notes from one scale in a horizontal way in the guitar and pick notes from there, nothing else....also record yourself and try different things while recording


--------------------
Visit my:
INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

"If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music."
Gustav Mahler


Subscribe to my Youtube Channel here
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Bogdan Radovic
post Mar 7 2010, 06:26 PM
Post #8


Bass & Beginner Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.612
Joined: 30-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.410



Learning about chords, triads and harmonizing scales will help you a lot with this subject. Just type any of these terms in the lessons search box.


--------------------
For GMC support please email support (at) guitarmasterclass.net
Check out my lessons and my instructor board.
Check out my beginner guitar lessons course! ; Take a bass course now!
My solo and band songs : Keep Going On, Night Vibe, Kad Te Vidim, Susret, Plava Silueta
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Conrad Harpham
post Mar 7 2010, 10:23 PM
Post #9


GMC:er
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 124
Joined: 18-June 09
From: Devon, England
Member No.: 7.288



ive got a lesson on bar chords coming up which may help...


--------------------
Check out my video lessons!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Vasilije Vukmiro...
post Mar 27 2010, 02:54 PM
Post #10


Jazz Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 2.691
Joined: 1-October 08
From: Belgrade
Member No.: 6.012



Essential harmony knowledge here is required. What is tonic, what is subdominant, what is dominant. What is II V I.
All songs basically share the same simple harmonies. If you like songwriting and want to improve yourself, work on the ear training, believe me, that is HUGE!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Fast ReplyReply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 27th March 2017 - 01:45 PM